<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:39:02 -0700 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:39:02 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:14:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/450883992.jpg
House Republicans are set to get a new second-in-command this week, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy takes over Friday for outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The California native was selected for the position in...

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<![CDATA[Yee Pleads Not Guilty to RICO Count]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:43:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/07-31-2014-leland-yee.jpg
Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Thursday – as he did before to previous charges – to the latest racketeering charge, which alone carries a maximum 20-year sentence.

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<![CDATA[CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:39:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/toni+atkins+swearing+in.jpg
For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's top chief executive— the first openly gay governor in state history.

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<![CDATA[Noted GOP Crusader to Attend Burning Man]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:57:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/BM+People+2013-043.JPG
Artists, radicals, free-thinkers -- and one anti-tax conservative. It's going to be quite the Burning Man.

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<![CDATA[Minimum Wage Push Triggers Shove by Mayor, Business]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:51:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Minimumwagephoto-PIC_0.jpg
A minimum wage higher than the state’s has just been adopted by San Diego's City Council -- setting the stage for more fighting at City Hall, possibly the ballot box and in the courts.

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<![CDATA[Escondido Denies Immigrant Children Housing Permit]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:51:21 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Immigration+children.jpg
The City of Escondido has denied a permit for a temporary shelter for undocumented immigrant children.

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<![CDATA[Worker to Mayor: Don't Take Minimum Wage Hike From Me]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:47:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/minimum-wage-rally-0722.jpg
Dozens of San Diegans who say they live paycheck to paycheck are asking Mayor Kevin Faulconer to sign the minimum wage increase recently approved by the City Council.

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<![CDATA[Prop 47 Aims for Softer Sentences, School Funding]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:35:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/226*120/prison.png
A new proposition slated for California’s November ballot would make thousands of criminals eligible for re-sentencing in an effort to fund education.]]>
<![CDATA[Edibles Future in San Diego Unclear ]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:41:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Marijuana-generic-medical-l.jpg
A ban on edibles and hash oil did not make it through San Diego’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Marijuana Edibles, Hash Oil Ban Considered]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:32:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/marijuana+generic.jpg
A San Diego City Council committee is considering banning edible marijuana products like cookies and brownies as well as the by-products of the plant such as hash oil.]]>
<![CDATA[New Plan for Horton Plaza Park Cost]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:45:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/horton+plaza+park+wall.jpg
It's been a year and a half since a couple of major retail and restaurant buildings were demolished to make way for what city officials said would be a showcase.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Regulators Vote in Favor of Water Restrictions]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:44:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Garden+hose+1200.jpg
California is running dry -- and state regulators are moving to crack down on people's outdoor water use.

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<![CDATA["6 Californias" Bid Aims for Ballot]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:06:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/california-state-flag.jpg
A campaign to put a measure that would turn California into six distinct states on the ballot has collected 1.3 million signatures, proponents said Tuesday — more than enough to put it on the 2016 ballot if they...

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<![CDATA[SD Council Votes to Increase Minimum Wage ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:58:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/minimum-wage-sd-0714.jpg
The polarizing issue of a citywide minimum wage hike higher than the state’s new $9 per hour comes to a Council vote at a special Monday evening hearing.

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<![CDATA[Murrieta Mayor on Border Crisis: "We Tried to Help"]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:57:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MurrietMayor_1200x675_302463555571.jpg
“Contrary to what you saw on the video, Murrieta tried to step in and help..." Murrieta mayor tells NBC News.]]>
<![CDATA[El Cajon Decides Fate of Half-Cent Sales Tax]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:08:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/236*120/shoes1112.jpg
In El Cajon, there will be no extension of a sales tax hike put in place by voters 10 years ago.]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurateurs Nervous Over Minimum Wage Hike]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:22:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/minimum+wage+worker+new+jersey.jpg
Entrepreneurs in San Diego's restaurant industry are still digesting last week's dollar-an-hour hike in the state's minimum wage, crossing their fingers that they won't eventually take a financial hit that’s too...]]>
<![CDATA[Local Educator Joins Fight Against 'Re-Homing']]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 03:56:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Jenee-Littrell-0708.jpg
A San Diego-based educator has joined the fight against child trafficking and a practice called “re-homing,” which involves the online advertising of adopted children without the oversight of child...

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<![CDATA[NBC 7, Local Media Urge DA to Release Letter]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:31:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bonnie-Dumanis-0603.jpg
Attorneys for NBC San Diego and ten other local media outlets and journalism groups are urging District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to release a copy of a recommendation letter she wrote for the son of an...]]>
<![CDATA[Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:55:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/06-11-2014-medical-marijuana-generic.jpg
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday. The city is also

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<![CDATA[New California Laws Take Effect]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:56:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/1086698841.jpg
A host of new laws took effect Tuesday. Here is a look at some of them.

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<![CDATA[County Doubles Grant Fund For Supervisors]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:03:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dianne-Jacob-Dave-Roberts.jpg
A controversial program that allows each San Diego County supervisor to give grants to community groups has been doubled from $1 million per supervisor to $2 million.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Book Signing for Hillary Rodham Clinton]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:08:38 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Rodham-Clinton-book.jpg
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in San Diego Wednesday to sign copies of her newest book.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Budget in San Diego]]> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:57:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Governor+Jerry+Brown+54674.jpg
California Governor Jerry Brown made a trip to San Diego Friday to sign the 2014-2015 state budget, completing his work at the City Administration Building downtown.

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<![CDATA[NBC's Chuck Todd: Why Cantor Lost]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:35:52 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006784560_1200x675_278401091860.jpg
NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd explains what cost House Majority Leader Eric Cantor his congressional seat in a stunning primary defeat Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[$1.2B Budget Approved by San Diego City Council]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:58:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Bay-Skyline-Garske.jpg
The San Diego City Council approved its 2015 budget that comes with a general fund of $1.2 billion.]]>
<![CDATA[Neel Kashkari in San Diego]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 07:26:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Neel-Kashkari-San-Diego-060.jpg
Neel Kashkari, GOP candidate for California governor, talked with NBC 7 on June 9, 2014 at a monthly meeting for the San Diego Republican Party.]]>
<![CDATA[‘Dream Act’ Students Mobilize; Critics See Downside]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:53:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Gene5p0606_1200x675_275252803933.jpg
This summer is shaping up as a trying time for many students living in the U.S. illegally.]]>
<![CDATA[California Primary Turnout: Worst Ever]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:33:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/06-04-2014-low-turnout.jpg
NBC Bay Area talked with the Secretary of State’s office who said that preliminary numbers showed a little over 18 percent of registered voters actually participated in Tuesday's primary.

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<![CDATA[Carl DeMaio Happy with Primary Results]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:05:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carl-DeMaio-0603.jpg
Republican challenger Carl DeMaio told NBC 7 his team is excited to tackle the campaign for the November election after June primary results earned him the second spot on the ticket in the coveted...]]>
<![CDATA[U.S. Rep. Scott Peters Surprised by Results]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:57:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Scott-Peters-0603.jpg
Watch this clip from the interview with U.S. Rep. Scott Peters D-52nd District on the evening of the June primary in California.]]>
<![CDATA[Peters, DeMaio Look to November in 52nd District Race]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:06:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Demaio-Peters-Congressional.jpg
Primary results mark the beginning of what’s expected to be a knock-down drag-out fight for votes in the Congressional 52nd District

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<![CDATA[DA Dumanis to Serve 4th Term]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:47:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Bonnie-Dumanis-0603_2.jpg
San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will serve a fourth term after beating challengers Bob Brewer and Terri Wyatt in the June primary.

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